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Golden gulag : prisons, surplus, crisis, and opposition in globalizing California

Author: Ruth Wilson Gilmore
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 2007.
Series: American crossroads, 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an explanation for the increase in number of people in US prisons by more than 450%. This book examines the issue through statewide, rural, and urban perspectives to explain how the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Wilson Gilmore
ISBN: 9780520222564 9780520242012 0520222563 0520242017
OCLC Number: 493769408
Description: 1 vol. (XXII-388 p.) : couv. ill., carte, graph. ; 21 cm.
Contents: The bus --
The California political economy --
The prison fix --
Crime, croplands, and capitalism --
Mothers reclaiming our children --
What is to be done? --
Another bus.
Series Title: American crossroads, 21.
Responsibility: Ruth Wilson Gilmore.

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